Definition for mooned (2 of 2)
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of moon
Related formsmoon·er, nounmoon·less, adjective
Examples from the Web for mooned
Kirkwood had mooned around town here for years, doing nothing.Otherwise Phyllis|Meredith Nicholson
He didn't tell me and I didn't ask, but he mooned about with her and looked awfully sloppy when he passed her things.Changing Winds|St. John G. Ervine
He repented of his first revulsion, mooned at her feet, and happily drove her home.Babbitt|Sinclair Lewis
In his spare time he mooned about by himself, shy, disgusted, and miserable.The Rough Road|William John Locke
He strolled in Kensington Gardens when he should have been at work; he sat long on penny chairs and helplessly mused and mooned.Some Short Stories|Henry James
British Dictionary definitions for mooned (1 of 4)
British Dictionary definitions for mooned (2 of 4)
Derived Formsmoonless, adjective
Word Origin for moon
British Dictionary definitions for mooned (3 of 4)
British Dictionary definitions for mooned (4 of 4)
Science definitions for mooned
A Closer Look
The Earth's Moon is a desolate and quiet place. The only natural satellite of Earth, it consists almost entirely of rock, shows no signs of ongoing geologic activity, has no water, and has a very thin atmosphere consisting primarily of sodium. But our Moon does not present a typical case for planetary satellites. Over the last 50 years, over a hundred more moons have been discovered in the solar system, so that they now total 165, nearly all of them orbiting the larger planets Jupiter, Saturn, and Uranus (Mercury and Venus have no moon), with an additional four moons orbiting dwarf planets. Because they are so far from the Sun, these moons are for the most part extremely cold. Io, one of Jupiter's 63 known moons, is an exception. It is the most geologically active body in the solar system, with almost constant volcanic activity and a surface covered by cooling lava. Some scientists think that another moon of Jupiter, Europa, may have liquid water capable of supporting life underneath a thick layer of surface ice. Titan, one of Saturn's moons, may also be capable of supporting primitive life in the ocean of liquid methane on its frigid surface.
Culture definitions for mooned
A natural satellite of a planet; an object that revolves around a planet. The planets vary in the number of their moons; for example, Mercury and Venus have none, the Earth has one, and Jupiter has seventeen or more. The planets' moons, like the planets themselves, shine by reflected light.
Idioms and Phrases with mooned
see ask for the moon; once in a blue moon.